Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Of the photos I took of Jazzy yesterday afternoon, I couldn't decide which one I like best, so I'm posting both of these! This window in the family room is Jazzy's favorite place to keep an eye out for squirrels or any other happenings in the back yard. She can be so content watching a squirrel running along the top of the fence, or jumping from tree to tree.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
This is the tornado shelter sign at the local mall.
Tornado Safety Tips from the News on 6:
The best shelter from a tornado is a basement or storm cellar. If neither one is available, go to an inside room without windows on the lowest level of the building.
Cover yourself with something, such as pillows, a mattress or blankets.
Place as many walls between you and the outside as possible.
Mobile homes are extremely unsafe during a tornado. Seek shelter elsewhere, if possible.
Avoid windows. Despite popular belief, opening windows to equalize pressure has no effect in reducing damage during a tornado.
Be aware of the counties, cities and towns that are near you. It will be easier to track the tornado's direction if you are familiar with the geography of your area.
If you are in a vehicle, get out immediately and go to the lowest floor of a sturdy, nearby building or a storm shelter. If there is not a building nearby, lie flat in a ditch or depression and cover your head with your hands.
DO NOT get under an underpass or bridge. It is not safe since it can leave you exposed to flying debris.
Monday, March 23, 2009
We went to an auto show at the QuikTrip Center yesterday. As we were walking into the building, I snapped a few pics of this 76' tall replica of an oilfield roustabout standing next to an oil derrick. The statue was originally built in 1953 by the Mid-Continent Supply Company of Fort Worth, Texas for the International Petroleum Exposition, and was erected again for the 1959 show. Due to the positive attention it attracted, the company donated the statue to the Tulsa County Fairgrounds Trust Authority. The statue was permanently installed for the 1966 International Petroleum Exposition at the Tulsa Expo Center. In 1979, the Golden Driller was adopted by the Oklahoma Legislature as the state monument.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
It's that time of the year when ranchers and farmers do controlled burns in their pastures and fields. The volunteer firefighters fight grass and wild land fires in the county and surrounding area. We went to a chili dinner fund raiser last Saturday to benefit the local volunteer fire department.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, here's something green. Chili's Presidente Margaritas were a favorite when we got together with friends while living in south Texas. Terry ~ this is for you! Nowadays I prefer my own mixed margaritas here at home. No presidente brandy in my recipe, so it's not a Chili's presidente margarita, but if you like margaritas, it has a good flavor just the same.
6 ounces margarita mix, 2 ounces Sauza Anejo Conmemorativo Tequila, 2 ounces Cointreau. Mix together and pour into a glass filled with crushed ice ~ no salt.
HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!!
Monday, March 16, 2009
My house is in the cul-de-sac, though not visible from this view. A few more weeks and the bermuda grass will green up. It goes dormant in the cooler seasons. The bradford pear trees and redbud trees are already filled with spring color. The redbud is the state tree of Oklahoma.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
This photo is from the August 30 open house day at the BOK Center in downtown Tulsa. The Eagles Long Road Out of Eden concert was the first ticketed event. Tickets for the September 6, 2008 concert sold out in less than thirty minutes. We traveled to Dallas the next weekend to meet my son and his girlfriend for the September 14 concert at the American Airlines Center. Oh, and then the Eagles returned to the BOK Center for a second performance on November 11 . . . tickets were available.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
The weather forecast for northeast Oklahoma today is chance of rain, snow and sleet. Cloudy with a high near 37 degrees F. Here's Jazzy snuggled in her Coleman Hibernation Sleeping Bag. She looks a bit annoyed that I'm disturbing her from trying to take a nap! I bought the large size sleeping bag, says it's ideal for large pets, 50 to 80 pounds. It's ideal for Jazzy who weighs less than thirty pounds.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
A long time favorite of tourists and locals alike, Crabtown is housed in a 20,000 sq. ft. renovated warehouse in OKC's historic Bricktown district. We went to the OKC metro to visit our son this afternoon, and while there we had dinner at a favorite Pearl's Restaurant.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
My husband had a business trip to Paris awhile back. While there he shopped at the Galleries Lafayette. He purchased this fabulous Christian Lacroix silk scarf for me. I could have gone with him had I not let my passport expire . . . perhaps next time I'll go! I wore this scarf when we went out with friends this week, so I thought it would make a nice pic for the day!